Federal Budget 2017-18


Federal Budget 2017-18

Getting our house in order?

The 2017-18 Federal Budget theme is based on principles of fairness, security and opportunity. The Government’s intention was for this to be a “practical” budget, very much centred on issues affecting ordinary Australians.

Leading Deloitte economist Chris Richardson gives us his insights on the 2017-18 Federal Budget

Deloitte Federal Budget 2017-18 analysis

The Federal Treasurer, Mr Scott Morrison, handed down his second Federal Budget at 7.30 pm (AEST) on Tuesday 9 May 2017. 

The key themes included:

  • A continued emphasis on jobs and growth
  • Housing affordability
  • Investment in infrastructure
  • Growth in the regions
  • Getting a further contribution from our major banks.

Key tax measures included:

  • A major bank levy from 1 July 2017
  • A commitment to extend the company tax cuts to cover all companies
  • An extension of the instant asset write-off to 30 June 2018 for small business
  • Strengthening of the multinational anti-avoidance law from 1 January 2016
  • A suite of measures through the tax and superannuation system to relieve pressure on housing affordability
  • An increase to the Medicare Levy by 0.5% to 2.5% from 1 July 2019.

Download a copy of our Federal Budget 2017-18 analysis report to find out more about the key themes covered this year.

Our team will continue analysing the details of the Budget and we’ll be releasing a series of Tax Insights into what the big changes mean for business. Stay tuned via this page, and:

Federal Budget 2017-18 Analysis

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The key themes from this year’s Federal Budget brief

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